Jeff Bridges has been diagnosed with lymphoma.
The legendary actor shared the news on Twitter with a reference to one of his most memorable movie roles, The Big Lebowski.
"As the Dude would say.. New S**T has come to light," he began his post on Monday, Oct. 19. "I have been diagnosed with Lymphoma. Although it is a serious disease, I feel fortunate that I have a great team of doctors and the prognosis is good. I'm starting treatment and will keep you posted on my recovery."
Shortly after giving an update on his health, he added, "I'm profoundly grateful for the love and support from my family and friends. Thank you for your prayers and well wishes."
Moreover, the Oscar winner even took a moment to urge his thousands of followers to participate in the upcoming presidential election on Nov. 3. "And, while I have you," he wrote, "please remember to go vote. Because we are all in this together."
Many expressed their support and love in the comment section. Patricia Arquette responded, "Sending you and your family love and healing."
Filmmaker Audrey Ewell replied, "A cancer diagnosis is scary. When my fiancé had cancer, he was told it was either Lymphoma or another one. We were praying lymphoma because the prognosis is so good. I know it's impossible to think of a cancer diagnosis as lucky, but this is very beatable. My very best wishes."
Kathy Griffin shared, "Jeff, sending you the wish, the hope, that you get everything you need and anything you want."
George Takei added, "You're a fighter. You can beat this."
In 2019, Jeff was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes. During his acceptance speech, he paid tribute to his famous family, including his father, actor Lloyd Bridges.
"Wearing your cuffs, dads," he began, "Wearing your cuff links..."
"I like to think of myself as a trim tab and all of us are trim tabs," Jeff continued his speech. "It may seem that we're not up to the take, but we are, man. We're alive. We can make a difference. We can turn this ship in the way we want to go, man! Towards love, to creating a healthy planet for all of us."
He concluded, "You're all trim tabs! Tag, you're it!"
As the Dude would say.. New S**T has come to light.— Jeff Bridges (@TheJeffBridges) October 20, 2020
I have been diagnosed with Lymphoma. Although it is a serious disease, I feel fortunate that I have a great team of doctors and the prognosis is good.
I’m starting treatment and will keep you posted on my recovery.
Jeff is best known for his roles Crazy Heart, The Big Lebowski, Tron, True Grit and The Fabulous Baker Boys, in which he starred alongside his brother Beau Bridges.